PGCC and CASA Work to Improve the Lives of Residents of Langley Park

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Article by: Mona M. Rock,

LARGO, Md.—Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) is partnering with Casa de Maryland (CASA) to design the Langley Park Promise Neighborhoods Planning Project (LPPN). PGCC staff will work in a variety of capacities and dedicate hundreds of hours in planning potential educational programs including occupational training, literacy services, career and college readiness workshops, and professional development courses for English for Speakers of Other Languages teachers.  

 "Our institution is committed to improving the quality of life for all Prince George’s County residents,” said Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. “Casa de Maryland has been a great partner in training and offering resources and services in the county and we are proud to expand that relationship through this project,” she added. 

The initiative will focus on building a continuum of services to meet the needs of Langley Park students, and their families, that attend Langley Park McCormick Elementary School, Buck Lodge Middle School and High Point High School.  

The LPPN Project, led by CASA de Maryland, is a partnership between Prince George’s County government, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Urban Institute, CentroNia, University of Maryland School of Education and School of Public Health, Latin American Youth Center/Maryland Multicultural Youth Center, CCI and Results Leadership Group, and Prince George’s Community College.   

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  


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